At the most basic level, meditation in the Buddha’s teaching means training the mind. Training the mind to do what? To see things as they really are. Because this training in meditation is not specific to any time or place, we can easily learn this in English.
The mind that has not been trained in meditation fails to see things that are impermanent as impermanent. Because many things are slow to change, we can easily think that they will last forever. But when the mind is trained, it can see that even the things that seem very stable are still going to change.
We have several opportunities for people living in and visiting the Colombo area to learn Buddhist meditation. For the complete list, click on the activities tab at the top of the page. If you have any questions about our activities, please contact us.